Cauthen drops lawsuit against Spurs and former player Josh Primo

The suit had accused Primo of sexual misconduct and Spurs executives of not taking the allegations seriously.

SAN ANTONIO — The woman who accused former San Antonio Spurs player Josh Primo of exposing himself to her multiple times during therapy sessions has dropped her lawsuit against Primo and the team.

KENS 5 has confirmed via court records that the Spurs were removed from the lawsuit filed in Bexar County district court.

Attorney Tony Buzbee now says the lawsuit also was dropped against Primo, although that isn’t yet reflected in records reviewed by KENS 5.

“The parties have agreed to resolve this matter. The entire case is over and we have no further comment,” he said.

Dr. Hillary Cauthen, a former consulting psychologist for the Spurs, claims that the rising star first exposed himself to her in December 2021 and that she reported the incident in January 2022.

The suit was filed last month against both Primo and the team. It accused Spurs executives of not handling the allegations seriously as Primo continued to expose himself while the team invested in his basketball career.

The Spurs made a sudden announcement on Oct. 28 that Primo was released from the team. Soon after the allegations were made public, Primo’s attorney denied the claims and accused Cauthen of victimizing Primo.

RC Buford, CEO of the Spurs, said in early November that the team “disagreed with the accuracy of the facts, details and timelines presented.”

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However, on Thursday, Buford posted a statement that says in part, “We have decided to collaborate with Dr. Cauthen and other experts in an effort to review and improve our workplace processes and procedures.”

The statement does not specifically address the lawsuit, but goes on to say: “This is a learning opportunity for us and one that we are certain will make us better moving forward.”

See the full statement below: 

Primo’s attorney declined comment on Thursday’s move separating the Spurs from Cauthen’s lawsuit.

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